Social media reacts to Ole Miss AD search committee launch

Published 10:04 am Friday, November 1, 2019

The University of Mississippi announced Wednesday its selection committee to find the school’s new vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics.

Following the backlash the University and the IHL received for the appointment of Dr. Glenn Boyce as chancellor, and the IHL’s abandonment of protocol in selecting Boyce, the announcement was met with skepticism by many on social media.

In a poll conducted by the EAGLE, which asked if readers believed the Ole Miss Athletics Director search would be conducted using a fair and transparent process, 68 percent voted “No.”

Email newsletter signup

The first two comments on Facebook under the EAGLE’s story detailing the announcement of the search committee read: “What’s the over/under on Mike Glenn getting the job?” and, “So they’re hiring Mike Glenn, then. Gotcha.”

For reference, Glenn is a former FedEx executive who is running the search committee. Glenn also led the search committee that resulted in the hiring of Ross Bjork as athletic director in 2012.

Twitter produced even more creative responses.

Editor’s note: The University confirmed that the names released were indeed that of the full committee.

Meeting dates for the committee and a shortlist of names have not been publicly announced.